Tone2 Audiosoftware has set free its FireBird 2 software synthesizer instrument for Windows.
Firebird is not just another subtractive synthesizer, it uses a unique synthesis architecture to deliver next-generation sounds.
After seven years of faithful service, the time has come to set the bird free. Firebird itself has become vintage and even though it’s no longer profitable to remain a commercial product, we feel that more people should deserve an opportunity to enjoy this sometimes heavily underestimated synthesizer.
Which is why we decided to release one last update and turn the product into freeware (previously $79). We want to say a big THANK YOU to all customers who supported the development of Firebird and other Tone2 products, by purchasing our software.
Please feel free to share Firebird 2 with all your friends! We hope you’ll enjoy working with Firebird for many more years.
FireBird 2 features
- Very easy to program and easy to use.
- A unique sounding synthesis: Harmonic content morphing (HCM).
- High sound quality: Warm, transparent.
- 437 hand picked presets included, over 1000 sounds available.
- 84 oscillator types containing 18,000 morphable waveforms.
- 38 different filter types.
- True stereo mode, 4x unison mode, and up to 8 oscillators per voice.
- Can sound like other synthesis methods – additive, subtractive, AM, FM, phase distortion, supersaw, vocoder, sync.
- Can sound like natural instruments like piano, brass, organs…
- 23 spectral manipulations or “modifiers” can be applied to the oscillators.
- 21 arpeggiator types.
- 13 effect types.
- Skinable user interface.
FireBird 2 for Windows (VST) is a free download.
More information: Tone2 / FireBird 2
Tone2 Audiosoftware has introduced Nemesis, its upcoming FM synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Tone2 Nemesis™ – The next step in FM: neoFM synthesis
This product is under development and will be released in December 2013. Don’t miss our facebook page for the latest info.
More information: Tone2 / Nemesis
Tone2 has announced the release of IMS Exclusive, a soundset featuring 150 patches for the RayBlaster software synthesizer.
IMS Exclusive takes Rayblaster’s Impulse Modeling capabilities to the next level, breaking sonic barriers with a smooth blend of unique and twisted sounds. Our designers focused on sounds which are exclusive to IMS and not possible with other synthesizers.
This set contains 150 expressive presets, each build to have its own unique texture and character, providing a wealth of inspiration and creativity for you to work with.
Gritty energetic basses, intricate arpeggios, haunting keys, vivid leads and warped effects, all infused with an attitude and fresh flavor. Unique, Fresh, Exclusive!
The IMS Exclusive soundset costs 39 EUR inc. VAT.
More information: Tone2 / IMS Exclusive
Tone2 Audiosoftware has announced the release of Pop & Electro, a soundset for the Saurus virtual analog synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
The crowd is out for fresh tunes so give it to them! Get ready for hot melodies, crisp Electro bass lines and a feel-good club vibe.
The Pop & Electro soundset will supply you with 150 modern, up-to-date sounds, perfect for commercial productions. Focusing on a wide variety of modern genres, this soundset will work great for mainstream radio, mainstream night clubs and harder electro/club music.
Pop & Electro features
- 150 Fresh, crisp and modern sounds.
- Carefully sequenced hook lines.
- Comfortable installation.
- Perfect integration to the user interface.
- Supports modwheel, velocity and aftertouch.
- Volume of all sounds has been carefully normalized.
The soundset is available to purchase for 29 EUR incl. VAT.
More information: Tone2 / Pop & Electro
Xenos Soundworks has announced it is offering the Decay soundset for Tone2 FireBird+ as freeware, in response to Tone2′s announcement of making the synthesizer plug-in available at no charge soon.
Decay is a bank of 43 dark and moody sounds inspired by urban exploration.
Think decaying buildings, asbestos hazards, old machinery, used syringes laying on the ground, forgotten memories, shattered glass, and the adrenaline rush and undercurrent of fear you get when you are snooping around someplace you aren’t supposed to be.
The sounds in the Decay soundset are fitting for musicians of all different tastes wishing to inject some creepy mojo into their tracks.
The soundset is now available to download at no charge.
More information: Xenos Sounworks / Decay
Tone2 has announced that its FireBird+ software synthesizer will become freeware.
Tone2 Audioware’s FireBird+ virtual synthesizer provides a unique, and innovative synthesis architecture for next-generation sounds.
In about 2 months from now, our renowned Firebird+ plugin will go freeware!
Note that during this grace period, anyone who purchases Firebird+ will receive one of our effect plugins for free.
More information: Tone2 / FireBird+
Plughugger has announced the release of Bass Invaders, a collection of 111 bass sounds for the ElectraX synthesizer instrument by Tone2.
Bass Invaders is a concentrated bass-infusion for the Tone2 ElectraX synthesizer. ElectraX is a synthesizer that is suited exceptionally well for bass sounds. The filters are grungy, the envelope have that analogue snappiness and the oscillators can be bent in almost any direction.
The sounds in this collection are all single layers, which means you can easily build up huge stacks of sounds by combining your favorites.
The soundset costs 9.90 EUR.
More information: Plughugger / Bass Invaders